Hometown: Adelaide, SA
Credentials / Qualifications:
- Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional Medicine
Sports: I love hiking, cycling, boxing and playing beach volleyball. I also love a good crafternoon – I love to make statement earrings.
Favourite PBCo. Product: Plant Based Protein Pancakes
- Encouraging a positive relationship with healthy eating.
- Helping people everyday to live a healthier life.
- Meeting and collaborating with other people and businesses in the health and wellness industry.
- Developing recipes for some of my favourite brands.
I am a clinical nutritionist from Adelaide, South Australia. I can thank my mum for inspiring my love for nutrition – she always made everything from scratch, we had a veggie patch and bought the rest locally and from bulk stores. I grew up in the Adelaide Hills and have had a love for the outdoors from a very young age. I love to get outside, every chance I can whether it’s a hike, having my brekky in the sun or riding my bike to work – I truly believe in the healing power of nature.
I apply evidence-based, nutritional medicine philosophy to a clinical setting to provide healthcare. I value a holistic approach to health and wellness, while working synergistically with allopathic medicine. I aim to empower everyday Aussies through nutrition and lifestyle education – I hope to encourage a positive relationship with nutrition and healthy living. Living a healthy life is not a diet, it’s a lifestyle.
Wholefoods and real ingredients are my passion and I work to inspire to eat in a way that nourishes them so that they can live their best life. I want to help people to see that healthy living can be the new mainstream, and that good nutrition doesn’t have to be difficult, confusing or expensive.
We recently caught up with Anushka to ask her a few questions…
Why (and for who) do you advocate a low carb approach?
As a nutritionist we look at disease management and prevention through a multidimensional lens. The quality of our food, nutrient adequacy, behaviours around food and lifestyle are all important factors in eating well and living a healthier life. Through my own struggles with health and my own disordered relationship with food I learnt to eat in a way that fuels and nourishes my body so that I can live at my full potential. I now love including protein with every meal to support growth and repair, for neurotransmitter synthesis and happy hormones and for blood sugar balance.
What is one of your career highlights?
Travelling to Greece in 2017 + 2018 to volunteer in refugee camps on the island of Chios.